Enjoy a Colorado Rocky Mountain Adventure Today!
Founded in 1887, the Country Boy Mine is one of Summit County’s most historic mines. It’s located two miles east of downtown
Breckenridge.Take an award winning 1000 foot deep tour into one of Colorado’s most famous mines, take part in one of our highly rate snow shoe treasure hunts (like an outdoors escape room) pan for REAL gold (keep what you find) come snowshoeing on our private trails and see our fabulous views or take part in Breckenridge’s newest high excitement sledding adventure. See our new gold and silver ore strike. Witness the Widowmaker in action! Learn all about life (and death) down a gold mine.
Along with a fun and historical mine tour in Breckenridge's only real remaining mine, you can also try our fun outdoor adventures. Test your problem solving skills on our 5 star rated treasure hunts, or your high speed sledding skill on a racing sled on our extreme alpine track.
It was well known during its 100-year reign for rich gold and silver production, as well as later for high-grade lead and zinc used during WWI and WWII. The ore brought out of this mine and other Rocky Mountain mines helped form the West and prosperity to the U.S. The Country Boy Mine preserves and showcases this important part of Colorado’s history.
Gold Panning – Panning includes easy-to-follow lessons, equipment (a gold pan), and a few secrets. Patience is required. You’ll be prospecting in French Gulch, named for French Pete who first discovered gold here.
And where the biggest gold mass ever found in Colorado, nicknamed Tom’s Baby, was found. Keep all the riches you pan in the river. Try your luck for an hour or longer, it’s up to you. Then have fun exploring the authentic mine site.
Eureka Creek runs deep throught the mountain carrying all types of mineral with it, including GOLD!
Come Pan Eureka Creek and take home your findings!
Armed with a map, clues and a metal detector walk the outdoor historic site of Country Boy Mine unearthing clues that will eventually lead you to your treasure! Keep your treasure when you find it!
Children must be accompanied by an adult